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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).

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The Wallflowers', "One Headlight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cheap Hawaiian cigarettes
Cheap wine & cigarettes
The Real Lyrics:
Cheap wine & cigarettes
The Story: The singer if the song kinda had a really nasal voice, so it was really hard to determine what he really sung. My friend and I argued about it for a week! Since this song was a bit old, and we didn't have Internet at that time, we couldn't look up lyrics websites. We couldn't spend over $13 on a music cd because of out cheap 'rents, and so it held up in us all this time. I bet that is was 'cheap wine & cigarettes', and she bet on the 'cheap hawaiian' one. Hah! I had won $15.00 on that!!!!! - Submitted by: Canadian WallFlower Girl
The Wallflowers', "One Headlight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now it always seemed shut away, she always had a plate of fate
The Real Lyrics:
Now it always seemed such a waste, she always had a pretty face
The Story: I guess this is what you get for listening to the song...
*Puts on sunglasses*
With one headphone
YEEEAAAAAAHHHHH - Submitted by: Macaroni Man
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